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in oakland, not one more in any town in any city in any school in any theater or in any place of worship or in any mall or in any of our neighborhoods. we have an obligation to our children to ensure that newtown marks a turning point that made us finally say enough is enough. my district unfortunately knows these weapons of war oh so well where too many innocent children continue to be killed in these war zones. we have come together to build an america where our children do not have to live in fear and where they do have a future. madam speaker, we need to take some serious action that includes gun safety by banning the high capacity magazine, expanding the 24-hour gun background check, closing the gun show loophole and reinstituting the assault weapons ban immediately. this of course includes ending violence in our homes in our streets and in our community. by seeking input from young people, community stakeholders, the faith community and others, we must identify the root causes of this country's more than 16,000 homicides a year. this includes recognizing gun violence as a critical
. with that in mind he helped open the oakland park v.a. outpatient clinic more than two decades ago. when building the clinic began deteriorating, he built a brand new facility. bill kept a smile on his face and kept working to overcome every obstacle because that's how bill kling operated. in 2008, a new 98,000 square foot colin ib opened in sunrise and on his birthday. without bill kling this wonderful center might not exist. with that in mind, congressman ted deutch and i offer this legislation today which will rename the broward outpatient clinic as the william "bill" kling clinic. every veteran that walks through the doors of the v.a. clinic will know the name of the man who did so much for so many. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support passage of this legislation so we pay tribute to a great american, william "bill" kling. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. miller: i want to thank my friend for bringing this legislation to the floor and honoring such a fine gentleman. i also again want to thank the ranking member fo
on the other coast, you're in san francisco. that had apiey oakland different feel. what is your view of the social movement? >> they were reactive. and fizzled away. i saw what happened in oakland with occupy. problem is that understood consensus to a fall. it became a degradation of the democratic [inaudible] and it could not come up with a mature way to deal with -- create discourse within their ranks so they could create a coherent set of ideals. to do that you have to concede there is such a thing as hierarchy and it is not necessarily picture " or -- patriarchal. you do not need a formal pecking order but you will get rules and order. burning man despite its size and location and is said to be very well-run. there are norms and laws on the ground. >> that is what we do. >> some of you might have been there. >> we build a temporary city in the desert. it has all the -- it is everything any normal city would provide. it last trade days. -- lasts for eight days. it is kind of radical but radical in both senses of that term. radical conventionally means pushing boundaries, going bey
to help small businesses. oakland, maryland and chrisfield, maryland have something in common, their economies are depend event on small businesses. that is where the people work. we do need to focus on how we can help the small businesses get back on their feet so we can have the type of economic progress in both of these communities that have been so disrupted because of sandy. let me also thank you for your help on an issue that was brought up during this committee. it worked successfully, it helped create jobs and i appreciate the fact that you are addressing that also in the supplement. and thank you for your help. i think that will also provide some additional relief to not just the communities affected by sandy and our country in helping small businesses deal with our current economic pressures. thank you for this hearing. >> thank you, senator cardin. michael chodos is with us, he is responsible to oversee the training programs for current and future entrepreneurs. i'm going to ask him to speak second. i'm going to ask james rivera to speak. but we asked michael chodos
congressional district, my pastor, jay smith, senior and jr., the baptist church in oakland, california, my entire congressional district deeply appreciates chairman cleaver's generosity and his attention not only to his republican constituents and his district, but to my district, to all of our district, to our great nation and to our country, thank you, chairman reverend congressman emanuel cleaver for your tremendous leadership, for your friendship and i look forward to our continuing work together for peace and justice. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: let me be clear, emanuel cleaver is not retiring from the united states congress, but we are here to thank him for his service to the congressional black caucus as chair but really to the nation. let me thank my colleagues for gathering this morning to raise a voice of crescendo for thanks and appreciation for this man called emanue
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